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Can Public Authorities Just Get Things Done? An Analysis of Politically Buffered Institutions in a Contentious Policy Arena

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Public authorities, a form of special purpose government, have often been associated with an effective, if authoritarian implementation, of public policy objectives. Their efficacy is attributed to their institutional design which gives policy-making autonomy to an appointed board and executive director. In New York State in the late-1980s, a group of counties needing to site and develop incinerators and landfills made a choice about whether to administer this policy through a public authority or not. While practitioners and scholars tend to assume public authorities will perform well in contentious political environments, the experience in New York State offers evidence to the contrary. Although it appears that elected officials created the public authorities in good faith, a survey of the state shows that the public authorities completed very few projects. A review of several case studies shows public authorities faltering because they fail to obtain sufficient support for their policies in elected bodies.

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Bourdeaux, Carolyn. "Can Public Authorities Just Get Things Done? An Analysis of Politically Buffered Institutions in a Contentious Policy Arena" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, Sep 02, 2004 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p60370_index.html>

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Bourdeaux, C. , 2004-09-02 "Can Public Authorities Just Get Things Done? An Analysis of Politically Buffered Institutions in a Contentious Policy Arena" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p60370_index.html

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Abstract: Public authorities, a form of special purpose government, have often been associated with an effective, if authoritarian implementation, of public policy objectives. Their efficacy is attributed to their institutional design which gives policy-making autonomy to an appointed board and executive director. In New York State in the late-1980s, a group of counties needing to site and develop incinerators and landfills made a choice about whether to administer this policy through a public authority or not. While practitioners and scholars tend to assume public authorities will perform well in contentious political environments, the experience in New York State offers evidence to the contrary. Although it appears that elected officials created the public authorities in good faith, a survey of the state shows that the public authorities completed very few projects. A review of several case studies shows public authorities faltering because they fail to obtain sufficient support for their policies in elected bodies.

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Can Public Authorities Just "Get Things Done"? July 28 2004 Carolyn Bourdeaux Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies Andrew Young School of Policy Studies P.O. Box 3992 Georgia State University Atlanta GA 30302-3992 (404) 654-5808 fax (404) 651-1378 cbourdeaux@gsu.edu Abstract: Public authorities a form of special purpose government have often been associated with an effective if authoritarian implementation of public policy objectives. Their efficacy is attributed to their institutional design which gives policy-making autonomy to an appointed board
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